From historic Egyptian votes to pitchfork-wielding protesters in Ukraine and embassy raids in Iran.
A man shows his finger after casting his vote at a polling station during Egyptian parliamentary elections in Cairo on November 28. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Protesters hold pitchforks and spades during a rally in front of the city administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, on November 28 in support of demands by World War II and Afghan war survivors as well as Chornobyl cleanup crews. (AFP Photo/Alexander K
Almazbek Atambaev kisses the Kyrgyz flag at a ceremony to inaugurate him as that country's president on December 1.
A man tears a picture of Queen Elizabeth II that was taken from the British Embassy compound in Tehran on November 29. (EPA/Abedin Taherkenareh)
Homeless people shelter in a covered walkway near an election poster for the United Russia party in the city of Kazan, in the Tatarstan Republic, on November 30. (REUTERS/Anton Golubev)
Ethnic Albanians sit in a coffee shop in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, in northern Kosovo, on November 29. (REUTERS/Hazir Reka)
Anandan, 56, pushes a section of a coconut tree after chopping it off along a main road in the southern Indian city of Kochi on November 29.
KFOR soldiers from Germany and Austria clash with ethnic Serbs in the village of Jagnjenica on November 28. (REUTERS/Bojan Slavkovic)
Men gesture as they sit in a police car after being detained by Belarusian authorities in central Minsk on November 29. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)
Iranian police chase protesters as they enter the gates of the British Embassy in Tehran on November 29, setting off a major diplomatic furor. (REUTERS/Stringer)
Supporters of South Ossetian presidential candidate Alla Dzhioyeva warm up near a fire during a rally in Tskhinvali after the November 27 vote was annulled by the breakaway Georgian republic's courts. (AFP Photo/ Mikhail Mordasov)
A supporter of Yulia Tymoshenko holds her portrait during a rally in front of the Kyiv prison where the former prime minister is being held. (AFP PHoto/ Sergei Supinsky)
A bus carrying union members drives through Parliament Square in central London on November 30 during that country's first mass strike in some 30 years. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)
A teenage boy uses a wheelbarrow to push an elderly Pashtun man past a supply truck in Pakistan after traffic was halted at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing in Chaman. (REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed)
Cleanup workers and members of the emergency services who fought the blaze at the Chornobyl nuclear reactor after the April 1986 disaster there take part in a hunger strike in Donetsk on November 28. (REUTERS/Valeriy Bilokryl)
Nurlan Alisherov, a 35-year-old unemployed man, tries to set a bus-pulling record for the "Guinness Book Of World Records" on Ala-Too square in Bishkek on November 28. (REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov)
Young girls at a Konduz hospital for treatment for themselves and other family members after an acid attack by an unknown gunman on their home on November 30. (REUTERS/ Whadat)
A campaign poster of President Dmitry Medvedev (right) and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin calls on people to vote for their United Russia party in St. Petersburg on December 1. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)
UEFA volunteers jump in front of the National Palace of Arts in Kyiv on December 1, one day ahead of the draw there for the Euro 2012 football competition, which will be hosted by Ukraine and Poland. (AFP Photo/ Franck Fife)
A man rides past a billboard for Croatia's ruling HDZ party, led by Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor, near Zagreb airport on November 28. (REUTERS/Nikola Solic)
Ethnic Albanians hold Albanian flags in a rally marking Albanian Flag Day in Bujanovac, southern Serbia on November 28. (AFP Photo/Sasa Djordjevic)
A woman sings while playing guitar in Salvador's historic center during Dia do Samba ("Samba Day") on December 2. (AFP Photo/Yasuyoshi Chiba)